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Fishing for Trash

Event information

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 815-722-4121

Location: Hidden Lakes Trout Farm at Hidden Oaks Preserve

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An old Gatorade bottle floating in the water. Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

This ongoing event will be held from Sunday, Oct. 1, to Tuesday, Oct. 31. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays.

Pick up some dirty tricks to earn some treats! Help Hidden Lakes Trout Farm look its best by picking up litter in the preserve. Fishing line and other debris pose serious threats to our furry and feathered friends. Animals may become entangled in fishing line or swallow hooks or bits of plastic. Check in at the Tackle Box for a bucket and grabbers. Fill the bucket then return to earn a treat.

Event requirements

No registration required.

Paved trails lead from the parking lot to the shoreline. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.